Saturday, June 22, 2013

Super Crew Wins "It's Showtime" Bida Kids Grand Champion Title

Super Crew Wins "It's Showtime" Bida Kids Grand Champion Title

Cavite’s basketball boys Super Crew was named the first "It's Showtime" Bida Kids Grand Champion on Saturday, June 22.

Super Crew won P500,000 in cash.

Marikina’s tumbling act FMD Kids, meanwhile won Second Place with P200.000 cash prize and Tondo’s Lakandula Elementary School Dance Squad gymnasts as Third place with P100.000 cash prize.

“Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala” First Week Marathon Special Airs this Sunday

“Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala” First Week Marathon Special Airs this Sunday

 Muling mapapanood ang pagbabalik ng Queen of Soap Opera na si Judy Ann Santos ngayong Linggo, 10:35 AM sa marathon special ng pinakabago niyang teleserye sa ABS-CBN na “Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala.” 

Base sa datos ng Kantar Media noong Huwebes (Hunyo 20), nakakuha ng 25.4% national TV ratings ang pilot episode ng bagong teleserye nina Judy Ann, Sam Milby, at KC Concepcion, kumpara sa nakuhang 17.8% ng katapat nitong programa sa GMA na “Mundo Mo’y Akin.” Tutukan ang kwento kung paano nag-krus ang landas nina Anessa (Judy Ann) at Eros (Sam) sa  “Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala.”  Huwag ding palampasin ang mga kapanapanabik na tagpo sa “Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala,” gabi-gabi, pagkatapos ng “Juan dela Cruz” sa Primetime Bida ng ABS-CBN. 

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ABS-CBN Continues to Dominate Daytime and Primetime TV Ratings Nationwide

ABS-CBN Continues to Dominate Daytime and Primetime TV Ratings Nationwide

Here are the Top 10 Daytime and Primetime programs from June 10 to 16, 2013 among Total Philippines (Urban & Rural) households:

June 10, Monday

    Be Careful With My Heart (ABS-CBN) - 24.3%
    2013 NBA Finals Live (ABS-CBN) - 18.3%
    It’s Showtime (ABS-CBN)/Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 13.8%
    The Ryzza Mae Show (GMA-7) - 11.2%
    To The Beautiful You (ABS-CBN) - 10.5%
    My Little Juan (ABS-CBN)/Kakambal Ni Eliana (GMA-7) - 10.3%
    Maghihintay Pa Rin (GMA-7)/I Do, I Do (GMA-7) - 9.6%
    Mga Basang Sisiw (GMA-7) - 9.5%
    Dugong Buhay (ABS-CBN) - 9.1%
    Kris TV (ABS-CBN) - 8.0%

    Juan Dela Cruz (ABS-CBN) - 35.1%
    Ina Kapatid Anak (ABS-CBN) - 33.3%
    TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 27.9%
    Apoy Sa Dagat (ABS-CBN) - 18.5%
    Anna Karenina (GMA-7) - 17.4%
    24 Oras (GMA-7) - 17.0%
    Annaliza (ABS-CBN) - 16.4%
    Mundo Mo’y Akin (GMA-7) - 16.0%
    My Husband’s Lover (GMA-7) - 14.6%
    Home Sweet Home (GMA-7) - 10.3%

June 11, Tuesday

    Be Careful With My Heart (ABS-CBN) - 23.5%
    Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 14.9%
    Minute To Win It (ABS-CBN) - 14.7%
    It’s Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 13.1%
    The Ryzza Mae Show (GMA-7) - 12.0%
    To The Beautiful You (ABS-CBN) - 11.3%
    My Little Juan (ABS-CBN) - 9.7%
    Mga Basang Sisiw (GMA-7) - 9.4%
    Kakambal Ni Eliana (GMA-7)  - 9.3%
    Dugong Buhay (ABS-CBN) - 9.2%

    Juan Dela Cruz (ABS-CBN) - 34.9%
    Ina Kapatid Anak (ABS-CBN) - 34.5%
    TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 25.9%
    Apoy Sa Dagat (ABS-CBN) - 19.3%
    Anna Karenina (GMA-7) - 17.0%
    24 Oras (GMA-7) - 16.4%
    Annaliza (ABS-CBN) - 16.2%
    Mundo Mo’y Akin (GMA-7) - 15.4%
    Home Sweet Home (GMA-7) - 10.0%
    Missing You (ABS-CBN) - 9.1%

June 12, Wednesday

    Be Careful With My Heart (ABS-CBN) - 22.9%
    2013 NBA Finals Live (ABS-CBN) - 21.3%
    The Ryzza Mae Show (GMA-7) - 20.4%
    Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 17.5%
    It’s Showtmie (ABS-CBN) - 16.5%
    Detective Conan (GMA-7) - 14.0%
    Doraemon (GMA-7) - 13.1%
    My Little Juan (ABS-CBN) - 12.9%
    Chibi Maruko-Chan (GMA-7) - 12.7%
    To The Beautiful You (ABS-CBN) - 11.6%

    Juan Dela Cruz (ABS-CBN) - 35.3%
    Ina Kapatid Anak (ABS-CBN) - 33.9%
    TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 27.1%
    24 Oras (GMA-7) - 17.6%
    Apoy Sa Dagat (ABS-CBN) - 17.5%
    Anna Karenina (GMA-7) - 17.3%
    Annaliza (ABS-CBN) - 16.0%
    Mundo Mo’y Akin (GMA-7) - 15.5%
    Home Sweet Home (GMA-7) - 11.2%
    Missing You (ABS-CBN) - 8.7%

June 13, Thursday

    Be Careful With My Heart (ABS-CBN) - 19.6%
    Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 13.4%
    The Ryzza Mae Show (GMA-7) - 13.3%
    Minute To Win It (ABS-CBN) - 13.2%
    To The Beautiful You (ABS-CBN) - 11.9%
    I Do, I Do (GMA-7) - 11.6%
    It’s Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 10.8%
    My Little Juan (ABS-CBN) / Kakambal Ni Eliana (GMA-7) - 9.5%
    Wansapanasummer (ABS-CBN) - 9.1%
    Pinoy True Stories (ABS-CBN) - 8.9%

    Ina Kapatid Anak (ABS-CBN) - 34.5%
    Juan Dela Cruz (ABS-CBN) - 33.9%
    TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 26.7%
    Apoy Sa Dagat (ABS-CBN) - 18.7%
    Annaliza (ABS-CBN) - 18.3%
    Anna Karenina (GMA-7) - 17.2%
    24 Oras (GMA-7) - 17.1%
    Mundo Mo’y Akin (GMA-7) - 15.2%
    Home Sweet Home (GMA-7) - 13.1%
    My Husband’s Lover (GMA-7) - 12.9%

June 14, Friday

    Be Careful With My Heart (ABS-CBN) - 23.9%
    2013 NBA Finals Live (ABS-CBN) - 21.2%
    The Ryzza Mae Show (GMA-7) - 16.0%
    Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 14.4%
    It’s Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 13.0%
    I Do, I Do (GMA-7) - 11.5%
    To The Beautiful You (ABS-CBN) - 10.7%
    Kakambal Ni Eliana (GMA-7) - 10.5%
    My Little Juan (ABS-CBN) - 9.5%
    Mga Basang Sisiw (GMA-7) - 9.0%

    Ina Kapatid Anak (ABS-CBN) - 42.9%
    Juan Dela Cruz (ABS-CBN) - 38.1%
    TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 28.7%
    Apoy Sa Dagat (ABS-CBN) - 21.3%
    Anna Karenina (GMA-7) - 18.2%
    24 Oras (GMA-7) - 17.5%
    Annaliza (ABS-CBN) - 17.1%
    My Husband’s Lover (GMA-7) - 15.9%
    Mundo Mo’y Akin (GMA-7) - 15.7%
    Home Sweet Home (GMA-7) - 11.5%

June 15, Saturday

    Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 15.6%
    It’s Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 14.2%
    Toriko (GMA-7) - 11.1%
    Pororo (GMA-7) - 10.3%
    Tamagotchi! (GMA-7) - 9.7%
    Super Book (GMA-7) - 9.5%
    Maynila (GMA-7) - 9.3%
    Spongebob Squarepants (ABS-CBN) - 8.7%
    SOCO (ABS-CBN) - 8.3%
    Failon Ngayon (ABS-CBN) - 8.2%

    Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN) - 35.6%
    The Voice Of The Philippines (ABS-CBN) - 30.5%
    Wansapanataym (ABS-CBN) - 28.7%
    Vampire Ang Daddy Ko (GMA-7) - 18.9%
    Magpakailanman (GMA-7) - 18.3%
    Kapamilya Deal Or No Deal (ABS-CBN) - 17.7%
    One Day Isang Araw (GMA-7) - 12.8%
    Celebrity Bluff (GMA-7) - 12.1%
    Toda Max (ABS-CBN) - 11.8%
    TV Patrol Weekend (ABS-CBN) - 11.3%

June 16, Sunday

    Kapuso Movie Festival (GMA-7) - 13.6%
    ASAP 18 (ABS-CBN) - 12.6%
    LUV U (ABS-CBN) - 12.1%
    Sunday All Stars (GMA-7) - 10.0%
    GMA Blockbusters (GMA-7) - 9.9%
    Super Book (GMA-7) - 9.8%
    Cinderella (GMA-7)/Pororo (GMA-7) / Toriko (GMA-7) - 9.4%
    Born Impact: Born To Be Wild Weekend Edition (GMA-7) - 9.2%
    The Buzz (ABS-CBN) - 9.1%
    Aha (GMA-7) - 8.8%

    The Voice Of The Philippines (ABS-CBN) - 27.7%
    Rated K (ABS-CBN) - 22.5%
    Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (GMA-7) - 22.0%
    Pepito Manaloto: Ang Tunay Na Kuwento (GMA-7) - 21.6%
    Goin’ Bulilit (ABS-CBN) - 18.5%
    Gandang Gabi Vice (ABS-CBN) - 17.0%
    TV Patrol Weekend (ABS-CBN) - 13.1%
    Kap’s Amazing Stories (GMA-7) - 12.5%
    Imbestigador (GMA-7) - 12.1%
    24 Oras Weekend (GMA-7) - 8.3%

Source: Kantar Media/TNS

Chalk Magazine Bright Young Manila Campus Talk Set on June 26 at UP Diliman

Chalk Magazine Bright Young Manila Campus Talk Set on June 26 at UP Diliman

As part of Chalk Magazine’s Bright Young Manila 2013 campaign set to tap all eight UAAP schools in search of the best and brightest student achievers, Chalk Magazine also brings you a campus event geared towards youth empowerment. Make way for CHALK Bright Young Manila Campus Talk on its first stop at UP Diliman this coming Wednesday, June 26.

With the aim of empowering and educating the youth, Chalk will be offering various talks tapping all sorts of interests and campus lifestyle. The talks will be tackling things from beauty, fashion, and sports all the way up to the arts, music, and pop culture - giving the students a wide range of topics to select from based on their own personal interests and talents. Plus, they can also speak up and participate thru an open forum after each segment.

Hosted by UP alumna, courtside reporter and radio jock, Riki Flores, the event will feature your very own Chalk Magazine editors Elaine Carag, Bianca Santiago-Reinoso, Michelle Katigbak-Alejandro and Toff de Venecia, together with other big names making appearances such as Bright Young Manila 2012 Dani Barretto and Wanggo Gallaga, sports commentator and radio jock, Nikko Ramos, UP professor and commercial and radio personality Ramon Bautista, Chicosci and Save Me Hollywood bassist Carlos “Calde” Calderon, and MYX Channel Head Andre Allan Alvarez. Aside from all these, the 24 Chalk Bright Young Manila 2013 official candidates will finally be presented.

Don’t miss out on the Chalk Bright Young Manila Campus Talk first stop, this coming Wednesday (June 26) at UP Diliman School of Economics Auditorium, gates open at 3PM, programs starts at 4PM. This event is in collaboration with UP JMA, CHALK’s the official campus org partner.

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"Ryzza Mae Show" Beats "Be Careful with My Heart" TV Ratings, Is Maya and Ser Chief Loveteam's Magic Fading?

 "Ryzza Mae Show" Beats "Be Careful with My Heart" TV Ratings, Is Maya and Ser Chief Loveteam's Magic Fading?

Here are the Top 10 Daytime and Primetime programs from June 10 to 16, 2013 among Mega Manila households (Household Ratings):

June 10, Monday

    Be Careful With My Heart (ABS-CBN) – 25.4%
    Eat Bulaga (GMA-7) – 22.4%
    2013 NBA Finals(ABS-CBN) – 18.6%
    Ryzza The Ryzza Mae Show (GMA-7) – 15.4%
    Kakambal Ni Eliana (GMA-7) – 13.8%
    It's Showtime (ABS-CBN) – 13%
    Agustin Dela Cruz's Mga Basang Sisiw (GMA-7) / I Do I Do (GMA-7) – 12.9%
    Maghihintay Pa Rin (GMA-7) – 11.7%
    Kris TV (ABS-CBN) – 9.7%
    Face To Face (TV5) / Detective Conan (GMA-7) – 9.3%

    Ina Kapatid Anak (ABS-CBN) – 24.8%
    Juan Dela Cruz (ABS-CBN) – 23.1%
    Mundo Mo'y Akin (GMA-7) – 23%
    My Husband's Lover (GMA-7) – 22.8%
    Rj Nuevas's Anna Karenina (GMA-7) – 22.7%
    24 Oras (GMA-7) – 22.6%
    TV Patrol 25 (ABS-CBN) – 20%
    Apoy Sa Dagat (ABS-CBN) – 16.3%
    Queen And I (GMA-7) – 15.7%
    Home Sweet Home (GMA-7) – 12.6%

June 11, Tuesday

    Be Careful With My Heart (ABS-CBN) – 24.7%
    Eat Bulaga (GMA-7) – 23.1%
    Ryzza The Ryzza Mae Show (GMA-7) – 16.3%
    Minute To Win It (ABS-CBN) – 14.6%
    Kakambal Ni Eliana (GMA-7) – 13.4%
    Agustin Dela Cruz's Mga Basang Sisiw (GMA-7) – 13.1%
    I Do I Do (GMA-7) – 13%
    It's Showtime (ABS-CBN) – 12.6%
    Maghihintay Pa Rin (GMA-7) – 11.7%
    Ghost Fighter (GMA-7) – 11%

    Juan Dela Cruz (ABS-CBN) – 24.3%
    Ina Kapatid Anak (ABS-CBN) – 24%
    24 Oras (GMA-7) – 21.9%
    Rj Nuevas's Anna Karenina (GMA-7) – 21.2%
    My Husband's Lover (GMA-7) – 20.8%
    Mundo Mo'y Akin (GMA-7) – 19.7%
    TV Patrol 25 (ABS-CBN) – 18.5%
    Apoy Sa Dagat (ABS-CBN) – 15.3%
    Queen And I (GMA-7) – 14.6%
    Home Sweet Home (GMA-7) – 12.3%

June 12, Wednesday

    Eat Bulaga (GMA-7) / Ryzza The Ryzza Mae Show (GMA-7) – 29.1%
    Be Careful With My Heart (ABS-CBN) – 22.6%
    2013 NBA Finals (ABS-CBN) – 21.3%
    Mga Basang Sisiw (GMA-7) – 14.3%
    Kakambal ni Eliana (GMA-7) / It's Showtime (ABS-CBN) – 13.7%
    I Do I Do (GMA-7) – 12.9%
    Doraemon (GMA-7) – 12.3%
    Chibi Maruko Chan (GMA-7) – 11.6%
    Maghihintay Pa Rin (GMA-7) – 11.4%
    Unexpected You (GMA-7) – 11.1%

    Ina Kapatid Anak (ABS-CBN) – 26%
    Juan Dela Cruz (ABS-CBN) – 24.4%
    Mundo Mo'y Akin (GMA-7) – 24.3%
    Anna Karenina (GMA-7) – 23.9%
    My Husband's Lover (GMA-7) – 23.2%
    24 Oras (GMA-7) – 23.1%
    TV Patrol 25 (ABS-CBN) – 17.9%
    Apoy Sa Dagat (ABS-CBN) – 16%
    Queen And I (GMA-7) – 15.4%
    Home Sweet Home (GMA-7) – 13.2%

June 13, Thursday

    Eat Bulaga (GMA-7) – 22.1%
    Be Careful With My Heart (ABS-CBN) – 21.8%
    Ryzza The Ryzza Mae Show (GMA-7) – 20.8%
    I Do I Do (GMA-7) – 15.5%
    Kakambal Ni Eliana (GMA-7) – 14.9%
    Minute To Win It (ABS-CBN) – 13.5%
    Mga Basang Sisiw (GMA-7) – 12.2%
    Maghihintay Pa Rin (GMA-7) – 12.1%
    It's Showtime (ABS-CBN) – 11.1%
    Ghost Fighter (GMA-7) – 10.5%

    Ina Kapatid Anak (ABS-CBN) – 26.3%
    Anna Karenina (GMA-7) / 24 Oras (GMA-7) – 25.8%
    Mundo Mo'y Akin (GMA-7) – 24.7%
    Juan Dela Cruz (ABS-CBN) – 24.3%
    My Husband's Lover(GMA-7) – 23.6%
    TV Patrol 25 (ABS-CBN) – 19.9%
    Apoy Sa Dagat (ABS-CBN) – 18%
    Queen And I (GMA-7) – 17.4%
    Home Sweet Home (GMA-7) – 14.8%
    Missing You (ABS-CBN) – 12.6%

June 14, Friday

    Ryzza The Ryzza Mae Show (GMA-7) – 23.3
    Be Careful With My Heart (ABS-CBN) / Eat Bulaga (GMA-7) – 23.2%
    2013 NBA Finals (ABS-CBN) – 20.3%
    I Do I Do (GMA-7) – 15.7%
    Kakambal Ni Eliana (GMA-7) – 14.9%
    Agustin Dela Cruz's Mga Basang Sisiw (GMA-7) – 12.9%
    It's Showtime (ABS-CBN) – 12.8%
    Maghihintay Pa Rin (GMA-7) – 11.1%
    Detective Conan (GMA-7) – 10.9%
    Doraemon (GMA-7) – 10.7%

    Ina Kapatid Anak (ABS-CBN) – 32%
    Juan Dela Cruz (ABS-CBN) – 27.5%
    Rj Nuevas's Anna Karenina (GMA-7) – 27.4%
    My Husband's Lover (GMA-7) – 25.4%
    Mundo Mo'y Akin (GMA-7) – 24.9%
    24 Oras (GMA-7) – 24.6%
    TV Patrol 25 (ABS-CBN) – 20.3%
    Apoy Sa Dagat (ABS-CBN) – 16.6%
    Bubble Gang (GMA-7) – 15.9%
    Home Sweet Home (GMA-7) – 14.8%

June 15, Saturday

    Eat Bulaga (GMA-7) 24.2%
    It's Showtime (ABS-CBN) 12.2%
    TV 5 Kids Movie Special: Shark tale (TV5) 11.2%
    Maynila 14 (GMA-7) 11.1%
    24 Oras Weekend (GMA-7) 10.5%
    Sine Ko 5Ingko Weekend: Mega Snake (TV5) 10.3%
    Toriko (GMA-7) 10.2%
    Pororo GMA-7) 9.7%
    Startalk (GMA-7) 9.2%
    Tropang Potchi (GMA-7) 9.1%

    The Voice Of The Philippines (ABS-CBN) – 27.8%
    MMK Ang Tahanan Mo (ABS-CBN) – 24.7%
    Magpakailanman (GMA-7) – 22.5%
    Vampire Ang Daddy Ko (GMA-7) – 20.7%
    Celebrity Bluff (GMA-7) – 19.9%
    Wansapanataym (ABS-CBN) – 17.6%
    Toda Max (ABS-CBN) – 14.5%
    One Day Isang Araw (GMA-7) – 13.1%
    Kapuso Movie Night: Once Upon a Time in China II (GMA-7) – 12.2%
    Kapamilya Deal Or No Deal (ABS-CBN) – 11.6%

June 16, Sunday

    Kapuso Movie Festival: Click (GMA-7) – 15.5%
    Everyday Easy (GMA-7) – 15.1%
    Sunday All Stars (GMA-7) – 13.3%
    ASAP 18 (ABS-CBN) – 13.1%
    GMA Blockbusters: Space Jam (GMA-7) 12.1%
    Born Impact (GMA-7) – 11.9%
    Toriko (GMA-7) – 11.7%
    Aha! (GMA-7) – 10.3%
    Sine Ko 5Ingko Weekend: Little Man – (TV5) 10%
    Pororo (GMA-7) / The Buzz (ABS-CBN) – 9.8%

    Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho (GMA-7) – 30.1%
    Pepito Manaloto Ang Tunay Na Kuwento (GMA-7) – 25.6%
    The Voice Of The Philippines (ABS-CBN) – 24.2%
    Gandang Gabi Vice (ABS-CBN) – 21.1%
    Imbestigador (GMA-7) – 18.5%
    Rated K Handa Na Ba Kayo? (ABS-CBN) – 16.8%
    Goin' Bulilit (ABS-CBN) – 13.9%
    Kap's Amazing Stories (GMA-7) – 13.6%
    TV Patrol 25 Weekend (ABS-CBN) – 12.8%
    Sunday Night Box Office: My Husband's Lover Pilot Week Rewind (GMA-7) – 9.4%

Source: AGB Nielsen Philippines

Enrique Gil, Martin del Rosario, Ejay Falcon Bring Chills this Sunday on Cinema One

 Enrique Gil, Martin del Rosario, Ejay Falcon Bring Chills this Sunday on Cinema One

Catch the chills this Sunday night (June 23) on Cinema One, as the horror film that experienced real-life thrills, “Amorosa”, airs on its Blockbuster Sundays movie block.

The film stars Angel Aquino, Enrique Gil, Martin del Rosario, Ejay Falcon, Empress Schuck and Jane Oineza.

“Amorosa” goes into the life of a woman named Rosa (Angel Aquino), whose family is traumatized by a road accident. After the violent occurrence, she looks for a new beginning by moving into an old pension house with her two sons Rommel (Enrique Gil) and Amiel (Martin del Rosario). There, hope for a fresh start falls short as they slowly discover the haunting truth behind what the house is actually hiding.

Given the film’s psychological horror-drama angle, Angel deems this as one of her most challenging roles to date. She said, “When they gave this to me, I was always on my feet and my toes. I told myself, I can’t leave this one to nothing.”

“Amorosa” was directed by Topel Lee, an acclaimed director for film, television, and music videos alike. He is widely known for a signature style of cinematography and his themes of strong female lead characters. The man behind “Sundo” and “Ouija”, he has a knack for the horror genre.

Catch “Amorosa” as it airs this Sunday (June 23) at 8:00 p.m. on Cinema One (SkyCable Channel 56), the Philippines’ number one cable channel. For updates, follow @cinema_one on Twitter and visit its official Facebook page

Luis Manzano Shares Reason to Feel SMART and Lucky this Rainy Season

Luis Manzano Shares Reason to Feel SMART and Lucky this Rainy Season

Summer is totally over! And as much we love the cold, loving feeling of rainy season, it also brings flood everywhere causing so much traffic, cancellation of classes, and missed opportunities.

But here's one BIG reason why rainy days is something everyone should feel lucky about. 

SMART, the leader in mobile, is offering something BIG this rainy season. Starting today, 70 million Filipinos can avail and enjoy of the 7 days unli texting using Smart, Talk N text and Sun mobiles for only P50. Just type TEXT50 and send to 6406 to avail the Big Text.

Not just that. everyone can also enjoy 200 minutes of Calls to Smart and Talk ‘N Text for as low as P100 for 7 days. Just send CALL100 to 6406. To call, subscribers must dial *2827 before the 11-digit Smart/TNT Mobile number. (Ex.*282709181234567).

The #SmartBIGOffers are available from June 1, 2013 to September 30, 2013.

For more information, visit


Sarah Geronimo's Daddy Delfin Geronimo Shares Why He is Strict with Daughter's Lovelife this Saturday

Sarah Geronimo's Daddy Delfin Geronimo Shares Why He is Strict with Daughter's Lovelife this Saturday

Showbiz Inside Report” shares touching stories of friendship and family this Saturday (June 22) as father and daughter Sarah Geronimo and Daddy Delfin, and best friends Angel Locsin and Dimples Romana tell the secrets of their close relationships. 

What is the reason behind Daddy Delfin’s strictness on his daughter Sarah? How did trials and pains play a huge part in helping Angel and Dimples’ friendship grow? 

Join hosts Janice de Belen, Carmina Villarroel, Ogie Diaz, and Joey Marquez as they continue to present “SIR-tified” in-depth and true stories in the no.1 showbiz talk show “Showbiz Inside Report,” every Saturday 2:30pm, after “It’s Showtime.” 

For more updates, log-on to, follow @SIRTVOfficial on Twitter, or like the Facebook

Lakandula Elementary School Dance Squad Gymnasts and Other Groups Battle in "It's Showtime" Bida Kids Championship

Lakandula Elementary School Dance Squad Gymnasts and Other Groups Battle in "It's Showtime" Bida Kids Championsip

Eight kiddie groups with extraordinary talent will battle out in “It’s Showtime” today (June 22) for their much-anticipated final showdown in a bid to win the Bida Kids Grand Champion title and P500,000 cash prize.

The best of the best have been picked out from the 26 kiddie teams that clashed in over six weeks, including General Mariano Alvarez, Cavite’s hiphop group Higher Level Kids; Caloocan’s hula hoop team Rated G; Tondo’s Lakandula Elementary School Dance Squad gymnasts; and Dasmarinas, Cavite’s basketball boys Super Crew.

Also up for the title are Sta. Cruz, Manila’s folk dancers Likhain Dance Troupe; Marikina’s tumbling act FMD Kids; Navotas’ Kombo ni Vyosh rockers; and Lucban, Quezon’s belly dancers Insiana Kids.

Which group will impress the judges and the madlang people the most? Which group will bring home the trophy and P500,000 cash prize.

Don’t miss the biggest kiddie talent showdown in the Bida Kids Grand Finals in “It’s Showtime” tomorrow (June 22), 12NN on ABS-CBN. For program updates, follow @ItsShowtime on Twitter or like To watch previous “Kalokalike” episodes, visit

Friday, June 21, 2013

Angel Locsin Wins Sexiest Pinay 2013 Title

Angel Locsin Wins Sexiest Pinay 2013 Title

Angel Locsin was named the Sexiest Pinay of 2013 beating Marian Rivera and Sam Pinto in the online poll conducted by popular entertainment website

Out of the 88,925 respondents, 45,396 (51.05%) said they find Angel worthy of the title as compared to the two Kapuso stars.

The results:

Sexiest Pinay Results

Do you agree with the final results?

Charice Sits as Talentadong Pinoy Judge

Charice Sits as Talentadong Pinoy Judge

International singing sensation Charice graced TV5's Talentadong Pinoy this weekend not to perform but to sit as one of the judges.

Charice  shares her wit and experience to aspiring entertainers in Talentadong Pinoy Worldwide. 

The controversial singer joins Joey Reyes and Tuesday Vargas, in this week’s celebrity Talent Scouts. 

Don’t miss this exciting episode of Talentadong Pinoy Worldwide this Sunday, June 23, 7:30PM only on TV5. 

Rainy Day Alert! Here's How to Enjoy the Rainy Season BIGtime! #BIGisComing

Rainy Day Alert! Here's How to Enjoy the Rainy Season BIGtime! #BIGisComing

In case you thought that heavy rains can only cause floods, heavy traffic and tons of stress and hassle, think again.

SoMeThing is cooking up BIG ways that will surely make your rainy day conveniently hotter!

Find out all about this exciting offer on Saturday, June 22 at exactly lunchtime.


Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta Join John Lloyd Cruz in a Star Cinema Movie

Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta Join John Lloyd Cruz in a Star Cinema Movie

The ultimate love team of Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta will soon invade the big screen via a new romantic movie this 2013 as part of Star Cinema’s 20th anniversary year-long celebration.

Richard and Dawn signed a contract with Star Cinema recently after the success of their love team’s comeback in the hit teleserye “Walang Hanggan,” where they played the roles of Marco and Emily, respectively.

I feel proud to be part of Star Cinema’s anniversary. It’s a great year and a great time to be with Star Cinema and Dawn. This project is going to be very exciting,” said Richard. For her part, Dawn said that she is quite nervous since it has been years since she and Richard have made a movie together.

The stars also revealed that John Lloyd Cruz and Jessy Mendiola will be part of the cast.

Both Dawn and Richard expressed their excitement to work with the younger stars. “The last time I worked with John Lloyd was during the sitcom ‘Palibhasa Lalake,’ so I am so excited to have a reunion with him,” said Richard. Dawn added that she really wants to have a project with movie box-office star John Lloyd and “Paraiso” leading lady Jessy.

Richard and Dawn’s movie, which is a combination of family drama and love story, is written by award-winning screenwriter Ricky Lee. The story will be about a husband and a wife who are trying to save their marriage and revive their lost love. Principal photography will begin in July.

Present at the contract signing were Star Creatives head Malou Santos, Richard’s manager Pia Campos and Dawn’s manager Vivian Recio.

Out-of-the-Box Wedding Ideas from Kuya Kim Atienza this Saturday in "Matanglawin"

Out-of-the-Box Wedding Ideas from Kuya Kim Atienza this Saturday in "Matanglawin"

The country’s Trivia King, Kuya Kim Atienza, shares a great number of wedding ideas and imparts important tips to make tying the knot successful and free from misfortune this Sunday (June 23) in “Matanglawin”.

Discover special wedding trinkets like clay souvenirs, “explosion” invitation boxes, and cake-and-tote towels, plus feast your eyes on candy cakes with fabulous motifs and colors.

Also, get some out-of-the-box concepts on how to say “I do” from real couples such as a bride and groom who wed underwater, DJ Nicole Hyala and hubby Renly who had a Hello Kitty wedding, and Kamikaze singer Jay Contreras and former actress Sarah Jane Abad who had a goth-themed nuptial.

Meanwhile, Kuya Kim also shares wedding and engagement trivia together with Coco Martin’s and Julia Montes’ Kalokalikes from “It’s Showtime.”

Don’t miss “Matanglawin” this Sunday (June 23), 9:30 AM on ABS-CBN.

Barbie Forteza and Aljur Abrenica Team up this Saturday in Maynila

Barbie Forteza and Aljur Abrenica Team up this Saturday in Maynila

This Saturday (June 22), Kapuso tween star Barbie Forteza teams up with Kapuso Hunk Aljur Abrenica in an episode entitled Tibok at First Sight of the weekend series Maynila.

Currently playing the role of Karen in the primetime series Anna Karenina, the Tween Queen plays the role of Abby who was raised by her spinster aunt to be an extremely conservative and anti-social girl.

Abby’s world changes when she meets Mark (Aljur Abrenica), an upperclassman, in college. Abby enjoys the attention she gets from Mark to the extent that she goes against her aunt’s wishes when it comes to dealing with boys. Soon, Abby finds out that Mark has a girlfriend.

How will this change Abby’s view on dealing with boys? Will she be able to mend her broken heart?

Don’t miss the story of Abby and Mark in Maynila airing every Saturday morning right after Sarap Diva.

“The Lego Movie” Trailer and Poster Unveiled

“The Lego Movie” Trailer and Poster Unveiled

Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures have just assembled the teaser poster and trailer for their upcoming original, 3D adventure comedy “The LEGO Movie.” Check out below:

The first-ever full length theatrical LEGO movie follows Emmet (voice of Chris Pratt), an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.

Phil Lord & Christopher Miller (“21 Jump Street,” Golden Globe nominee “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”) are directing from their original screenplay, story by Dan Hageman & Kevin Hageman and Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, based on LEGO construction toys. The film will incorporate some of the most popular LEGO figures while introducing several new characters, inviting fans who have enjoyed the brand’s innovative toys and hugely popular video games for generations to experience their visually unique LEGO world as never seen before.

The film being produced by Dan Lin (“Sherlock Holmes,” “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows”) and Roy Lee (“The Departed,” “How to Train Your Dragon”).

Opening across the Philippines on Feb. 6, 2014, “The LEGO Movie” will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

KZ Tandingan on Charice Sexual Preference: "Ginagawa namin to dahil gusto namin."

KZ Tandingan on Charice Sexual Preference: "Ginagawa namin to dahil gusto namin."

KZ Tandingan, who recently released her self-titled debut album under Star Records says she owes her success to X Factor mentor Charice. 

KZ has this message to Charice (read between the lines....)

KZ Tandingan's 10 tracks Star Records-produced album contains all original compositions like “Puro Laro,” “Umiibig,” “Darating Din,” “Bakit Lumuluha,” “Killing Me Softly,” “Un-Love You,” “Wag Ka Nang Umiyak,” and the Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs Songs 2013 fourth-place winning entry “Scared to Death.”

Video: TheABSCBNNews on YouTube

Instagram Video Announced; RIP Vine #instagramvideo

Instagram Video Announced; RIP Vine #instagramvideo

Ever wonder why Vine Vine were trending on Twitter? Thanks to Instagram's own video streaming service now made available on its upgraded version 4.0

Here's the official announcement from Instagram’s official blog:

Today, we’re thrilled to introduce Video on Instagram and bring you another way to share your stories. When you go to take a photo on Instagram, you’ll now see a movie camera icon. Tap it to enter video mode, where you can take up to fifteen seconds of video through the Instagram camera.

You’ll also find that we’ve added thirteen filters built specifically for video so you can keep sharing beautiful content on Instagram. When you post a video, you’ll also be able to select your favorite scene from what you’ve recorded as your cover image so your videos are beautiful even when they’re not playing.

We’re excited to see what the community will bring to video, whether it’s your local cafe showing you just how they made your latte art this morning or an Instagrammer on the other side of the world taking you on a tour of their city, a mother sharing her joys in parenting as her children laugh and play or your favorite athlete taking you behind the scenes.

Marian Rivera - Mother Lily Monteverde Feud Ends

Marian Rivera - Mother Lily Monteverde Feud Ends

Photo: Kapuso Global Friends on FB

After news reports on Wednesday (June 19) revealed a "misunderstanding" between Regal Films matriarch Mother Lily Monteverde and Kapuso Primetime Queen Marian Rivera, which had something to do with Regal's non-participation in this year's Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF), the two patched things up on Thursday, June 20, at the press conference of Marian's upcoming movie with Richard Gutierrez, "My Lady Boss."

In an interview, Marian said that she has a lot to thank Monteverde for and that without her support and help, she (Marian) would not have become the star that she is today. She maintained that whatever happened between her and the producer was just a "misunderstanding."

Later in the press conference Monteverde arrived and Marian welcomed her with a tight hug which lightened up the tensed atmosphere. 

Monteverde explained that her statements that were quoted in the news items were made out of disappointment over Regal's absence in the said festival. Regal usually had at least one solely produced entry in the MMFF in the past years. Despite all that has been said, Monteverde still considers Marian as one of her "daughters" in the industry.

Monteverde owns Regal Films, which is a co-producer of GMA Films for "My Lady Boss."

"My Lady Boss" is scheduled to screen in nationwide cinemas beginning July 3.

Jodi Sta. Maria Talks About ‘Be Careful With My Heart’ Movie

Jodi Sta. Maria Talks About ‘Be Careful With My Heart’ Movie

Jodi Sta. Maria admits having mixed emotions after the official announcement that her hit daytime kilig-serye on ABS-CBN “Be Careful With My Heart” will be turned into a film as an official entry in the 2013 Metro Manila Film Festival.

We are all very happy because this is another milestone for us now that our show will be on the big screen. At the same time, we are also very nervous because this is another challenge for the whole ‘Be Careful With My Heart’ team,” said Jodi who recently celebrated her birthday.

With all the good things coming her way, Jodi said that she is very contented with her life right now. “I could not ask for anything more. I just want to thank God for continuing to shower me with all these blessings. My heart is overflowing,” she shared.

Meanwhile, continue to follow the love story of Sir Chief (Richard Yap) and Maya (Jodi) now that they are struggling to have their relationship accepted by his family.

How will Maya win back the love and trust of the children she loves the most? Will Nikki (Janella Salvador) finally accept Maya as the girlfriend of her father?

Don’t miss “Be Careful With My Heart,” Monday to Friday, 11:45am, before “It’s Showtime” on ABS-CBN’s Prime-Tanghali. Also, don’t miss “Be Careful With My Heart Sabado Rewind” every Saturday, 10:30 am, before “It’s Showtime.” For more updates, log on to, follow @becarefulheart on Twitter; and ‘like’ the show’s official Facebook fanpage at

Billy Crystal Gives Voice, Humor to Mike Wazowski in “Monsters University”

Billy Crystal Gives Voice, Humor to Mike Wazowski in “Monsters University”

Mike Wazowski’s lifelong dream is to become a Scarer at Monsters, Inc. - and he’s sure he knows just how to do it. Comic actor Billy Crystal returns to Pixar’s recording studios, giving voice, humor and a heightened level of emotion to this beloved little green one-eyed monster, in the new comedy adventure “Monsters University.”

In the film, ever since he was a young monster, Mike’s had his eye on Monsters University, home of the monster world’s top Scare Program. Now a freshman and hopeful Scare student, he’s well versed in the rich history, theory and technique required to reach his goal, and he has more confidence, enthusiasm, determination and heart than all of his classmates combined. Then he meets James P. Sullivan - Sulley - and life gets tricky.

He gets little guy’s disease bad,” says Crystal. “He has a chip on his shoulder when it comes to Sulley - this big handsome monster who’s everything Mike really wants to be.”

The problem, of course, is that Sulley fails to nurture his natural abilities, while Mike works extra hard - to little avail. “This movie does something that is rarely done,” says director Dan Scanlon. “It shows someone who has a dream and a desire that doesn’t work out the way he expects it to. I think that happens to everyone in some way or another, so we really wanted this movie to show that sometimes when you reach those walls, there’s something better around the corner. It’s not the end of the world. Mike Wazowski is the perfect guy to tell that story.

Crystal says that for monsters, the characters are surprisingly human. “It’s easy to think that these characters can’t possibly have any depth or feelings because they're monsters, but they do,” says Crystal. “They’re young men figuring out who they are and what they want in life - and then what life actually has in store for them. What’s great about these movies is that they don't just entertain, they also have a wonderful message.”

And going back in time is sort of a bonus, adds the actor. “Suddenly, we're 18 years old. They made us look younger and thinner. I wish life could work that way.

We had to take Mike and Sulley back in time,” adds Scanlon. “Which meant we had to make them younger - college age - how do you do that with monsters?

The question proved challenging for Scanlon and the production team. “We made them thinner, shortened their horns, removed age lines and made their eyes brighter and colors more saturated,” says character art director Jason Deamer. “We made a bunch of subtle moves and were pleased at how different they looked standing next to the older versions. We thought the cumulative effect was huge. But it wasn’t enough - a slightly skinnier green ball with one eye was still just that. When you extract the essence of someone’s likeness, whatever those basic elements are, that’s what you remember ten years after seeing a movie.

So the team gave each of the returning characters what they called a “visual hook.” For Mike, artists added braces for the grade school version, which graduated to a retainer by the time he landed on the Monsters University campus.

All of the characters - both old and new - were treated with Pixar’s signature innovative spirit, creating a memorable cast that’s ultimately brought to life by a talented roster of voice talent led by Billy Crystal and John Goodman. “Those guys were great,” says Scanlon. “We recorded them individually early on in the process - just to get them back into the groove of the characters and for everyone to find the slightly younger versions of Mike and Sulley. But when we got them together, it was wonderful. They really get along, and have a natural charisma together. It was great for me as a director to just set up the basic idea of the scene and let them run with it. I’d stand back and watch, making little changes here and there. The energy level was high. Recording them together really allowed for the kind of happy accidents that you don’t often find in animation - those great spontaneous moments.

Opening across the Philippines on June 26 in Disney Digital 3D, 2D and regular theaters, “Monsters University” is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International through Columbia Pictures. 

John Goodman Breathes Life to Sulley in “Monsters University”

John Goodman Breathes Life to Sulley in “Monsters University”

When it comes to Scaring, James “Sulley” Sullivan's a natural - his abundant size, fierce roar and family legacy of a long line of high-achieving Scarers make him a shoo-in for Monsters U's esteemed Scare Program.

Acclaimed actor John Goodman (“Argo”) returns to breathe life to Sulley in Disney/Pixar's animated comedy adventure “Monsters University.”

We all know who Sulley becomes,” says director Dan Scanlon. “Sulley was humble, sweet and mature in ‘Monsters, Inc.’ - we had fun playing him against character in ‘Monsters University.’ He’s a very talented Scarer - a big guy, an athlete. He looks the part and he knows it. He shows off a little and he might be a little arrogant.

But from the moment the overly confident monster steps his big furry feet on campus, it’s clear he’d rather crack jokes than books - and he learns the hard way that his unfettered talent and family ties can only get him so far. An ill-timed spar with little green know-it-all Mike Wazowski (voice of Billy Crystal) gets him kicked out of the Scare Program. With his ego bruised and future in jeopardy, a stubborn Sulley must put his pride aside, team up with an odd bunch of misfit monsters and actually work if he wants to live up to his true Scaring potential.

According to filmmakers, the character - who weighs in at 985 pounds - went through a bevy of changes before they landed on the right mix of confidence and likability. Fortunately, they had the right guy in place to help bring the complex character to life. Says producer Kori Rae, “John Goodman - the hardest-working man in show business - returned to voice Sulley and is absolutely great.”

Goodman was excited to revisit the role, but says he had concerns about taking the beloved character back in time. “I worried about finding a higher register for his voice, but it just took care of itself,” says the actor. “I’d come in and read a few lines and we’d go on to do the rest of the script. But we’d always come back and get the original lines at the end because by then the character had found itself.

Since we had to take Mike and Sulley back in time,” adds Scanlon, “We had to make them younger - college age” to be exact.

Character art director Jason Deamer and several members of the production team applied the knowledge they’d garnered in their efforts to create younger versions of Mike and Sulley. “We made them thinner, shortened their horns, removed age lines and made their eyes brighter and colors more saturated,” says Deamer. “We made a bunch of subtle moves and were pleased at how different they looked standing next to the older versions. We thought the cumulative effect was huge.”

But it wasn’t enough - so the team gave each of the returning characters what they called a “visual hook.” Sulley was adorned with an unruly tuft of teenage hair, reflecting his laidback attitude.

John Goodman was most recently seen in Ben Affleck’s drama “Argo,” which won the Best Picture Oscar for 2012, the Robert Zemeckis thriller “Flight,” Clint Eastwood’s sports drama “Trouble with the Curve” and Todd Phillips’ “The Hangover Part III.”

Opening across the Philippines on June 26 in Disney Digital 3D, 2D and regular theaters, “Monsters University” is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International through Columbia Pictures. 

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Kris Aquino Hits Sarah Geronimo's Mommy Divine; Inigo Pascual Enters Showbiz with Kiray Celis as Leading Lady

Kris Aquino Hits Sarah Geronimo's Mommy Divine; Inigo Pascual Enters Showbiz with Kiray Celis as Leading Lady 

The tactless Kris Aquino strikes anew.

While announcing that his youngest son Bimby Yap will soon star in the MMFF 2013 movie entry “Torky at My Little Bossing” opposite Vic Sotto and Ryzza Mae Dizon, the Queen of All Media likewise made an inappropriate remarks pointing to Sarah Geronimo's mommy Divine as the ultimate stage mother in local showbiz, “Ay naku hindi ako magta-trabaho during this whole time. Kaya kami advance ng advance ng ‘KrisTV’ kasi sinabi ko na sa kanilang lahat na on the days that he’s shooting nakatutok ang nanay. Sabi ko nga, mapapahiya si Mommy Divine sa akin.’

Personally, I see nothing wrong with the statement. You know Kris. We all know Kris. I bet, she meant no harm in that. Pagbigyan na.


Another tactless actress - veteran prima-kontrabida Cherie Gil, also made a remark some thought uncalled for during the Gawad Urian 2013 awards night on Tuesday night.

While leaving the stage after accepting his Best Actor trophy for the movie "Posas," Gil, one of the hosts that night, to the dismay of everyone in the venue, told Art Acuña "Congratulations, Art. But I hope you get a stylist next time." 

The well-respected theater actor was wearing while long-sleeves shirt and denim jeans while others were in their formal black and white suits.


On his Instagram account (@jamesyap18), James Yap posted a picture of him while vacationing in Italy with a white, blonde hair who looked like his newest girlfriend after actress Isabel Oli.


Inigo Pascual, son of ultimate heartthrob Piolo Pascual, is also joining showbiz.

Piolo reportedly allowed his 15-year-old US-based to star in an indie film while in the country for vacation.

His leading lady? Kiray Celis?

Watch TV5's news video  below:

Video: News5Everywhere on YouTube

Miley Cyrus "We Can’t Stop" Music Video

Miley Cyrus "We Can’t Stop" Music Video

Catch here the official music video for “We Can’t Stop” - Miley Cyrus' latest hits. You can download "We Can't Stop" now at iTunes 

(I Wanna) Channing All Over Your Tatum - Music Video

(I Wanna) Channing All Over Your Tatum - Music Video

Jamie Foxx and Channing Tatum have released the official music video for "(I Wanna) Channing All Over Your Tatum" during their recent guesting on Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote their latest movie White House Down.

The music video features ton of celebrity cameos from Miley Cyrus, Gabourey Sidibe, Olivia Munn and Matt Damon

Check out the music video below:

Joe Torre Daughter Christina Heroically Catches Falling Baby (Video)

Joe Torre Daughter Christina Heroically Catches Falling Baby (Video)

Christina  Torre, the daughter of legendary former Yankees manager Joe Torre, amazingly caught a 1-year-old boy who fell from the 2nd floor of an apartment at the 3rd Avenue in Brooklyn on Wednesday, June 19.

The boy crawled through the window of a second-story apartment after pushing aside a piece of cardboard that blocked an opening beside the apartment’s air conditioning unit, according to NYPD Detective James Duffy.

He then climbed onto the fire escape and fell onto the awning of a frozen yogurt shop directly below the apartment and bounced off, Duffy said.

That was when 44-year-old Cristina Torre, who happened to be passing by, saw the situation and positioned herself beneath the awning in time to catch the child, Duffy said.

The boy was taken to Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn and was in stable condition, Duffy said.
Joe Torre released a statement Wednesday night saying, “I am very proud of my daughter Cristina’s actions today during an incident in Brooklyn involving a small child. Fortunately for that child she was in the right place at the right time to lend a hand.”

The boy’s parents were charged with child endangerment, Duffy said. Three other children, aged 2, 3 and 5, were taken into the custody of Child Protective Services.

Watch the video below:

Source: CNN

Jamie Foxx Turns Action Hero President in “White House Down”

Jamie Foxx Turns Action Hero President in “White House Down”

On a roll after his acclaimed performance in the Oscar-winning “Django Unchained,” Jamie Foxx now stars as President Sawyer in Columbia Pictures’ new action thriller “White House Down” from director Roland Emmerich.

In the film, Capitol Policeman John Cale (Channing Tatum) has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer.  Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group. Now, with the nation’s government falling into chaos and time running out, it’s up to Cale to save his daughter, the president, and the country.

Producer Bradley J. Fischer says that casting Jamie Foxx was part of the key to defining the tone of the film. “We were hoping to find the right actor to play the President – somebody who could play it in a way that was a little disarming,” says Fischer.  “We were hoping to find an actor who could bring the gravitas of the presidency, but also a comedic element – not jokes, but funny, light moments that would cut the tension.  In a way, Cale and Sawyer are a classic ‘buddy’ pairing.  That’s why Jamie was perfect – he won an Oscar® for the way he can inhabit different characters.  Not only that, but it turned out he has great chemistry with Channing – they played off of each other in a way that we all found incredibly satisfying to watch.  With Channing and Jamie together, the movie is just so much fun.”

Foxx says that the 46th president of the United States is “a man who would do anything to protect America, but also a man who understands that in order to protect America in this day and age, you have to have an understanding of the enemies.  If you don’t have that understanding, or a way to open a dialog, you’ll forever be at odds and something drastic will constantly keep happening.

Emmerich says that screenwriter James Vanderbilt wrote the character of President Sawyer as an interesting counterpoint to Cale.  “When President Sawyer gets elected, he wants to do so much – and then when he’s in the job, it’s not that easy.  He has to spend an inordinate amount of time on the politics of the job,” says Emmerich.  “Whereas Cale’s goal is to try to impress himself and his daughter, the president is holding himself up against greatness – he wants to do something truly presidential, something Lincolnesque.  He wants to be remembered as a great president.  So that is part of the fun of the movie: you have a former soldier battling it out intellectually with the commander in chief as they’re stuck together throughout the movie.”

It’s a complicated role,” says Vanderbilt.  “You have to have a serious side as the President of the United States, but also, the president in our movie has got to be able to play the fun stuff as well.  He’s got to be able to play the physical stuff, the light moments, the dark moments, all of it.  And on top of it all, the actor had to be believable as an electable president and pair well with Channing.  Jamie was a perfect choice.”

In this situation, the President is faced with the beginning of a new world order,” explains Foxx.  “He’s learning that the might of the sword is not always the best course of action.  We bring up some of these political issues, but not too heavy on the political side.  It’s a fresh look at what I would call a super action hero.  Sit down, get ready for the ride, watch Channing go to work and do his thing as Officer John Cale.”

Working with Roland Emmerich was a revelation for Foxx.  “As an actor who wants to be a director, I’d think about the movie and wonder, ‘Wow, the scope!  How is he going to make this cinematic?’  I got to watch him – I got the chance to look over his shoulder and get a peek at his shot list.  It was really a blast.  But Roland was also a great collaborator – he allows you to bring in your own voice, your ideas, and then he shapes them in the way that he can execute the movie – and if you go too far off, he’s there to pull you back in.”

Opening across the Philippines on July 3, “White House Down” is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International. Visit for trailers, exclusive content and free downloads.  Like us at and join our fan contests.

Video: KC Concepcion Sexy, Seductive Entrance on "Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala"

Video: KC Concepcion Sexy, Seductive Entrance on "Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala"

KC Concepcion made her first appearance, as sexy kontrabida, last night ABS-CBN newest hit primetime soap "Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala".

Also starring Judy Ann Santos, John Estrada and Sam Milby, “Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala” airs weeknights after “Juan dela Cruz” in ABS-CBN’s Primetime Bida. 

For more updates, log on to or follow @abscbndotcom on Twitter.

Richard Yap Now a Recording Artist, Studio Album Out Soon

Richard Yap Now a Recording Artist, Studio Album Out Soon

Richard Yap, one of ABS-CBN's most bankable leading men today signed a contract with Star Records recently. He is set to launch his debut solo album which will include English and Tagalog songs and possibly, a Chinese song.

Yap, however, is not new to singing.  Not professionally, but he was a member of his high school Glee Club. When asked what musical genres he prefers, Yap said that he is into ballads and acoustic music.

Hopefully matanggap ng mga tao ang ambition ko na maging singer,” he enthused.

Star Music Group head Roxy Liquigan and Kate Valenzuela (representative of Yap's manager Deo Endrinal) were present at the contract signing.

Noli de Castro ‘Kabayan Reports: Gusto Kong Mag-aral’ Docu Special Airs this Sunday

Noli de Castro ‘Kabayan Reports: Gusto Kong Mag-aral’ Docu Special Airs this Sunday

Filipino students in urban areas encounter the usual problems of inadequate classrooms, textbooks, and teachers every year. But this does not compare to what public schoolchildren in remote parts of the country go through each day - even at the peril of their health and lives - just to go to school.

On Sunday (June 23), veteran broadcast journalist “Kabayan” Noli de Castro presents “Kabayan Reports: Gusto Kong Mag-Aral,” a documentary that depicts the extraordinary determination and dedication of these ordinary students to go to school in spite of life-and-death challenges that prevent access to basic and quality education. Kabayan Noli also highlights their teachers’ commitment to their profession, who oftentimes go even beyond the call of duty.

Kabayan personally went to the farthest and most inaccessible villages in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, including a few indigenous communities. There, he experienced firsthand, crossing a river 24 times, just to reach the school in the middle of a forest in Zamboanga City, and climbing steep and muddy slopes with Blaan children to get to their school in Sitio Nabol in Sarangani. He will also report on the plight of schoolchildren in Sitio Paglitao, Antipolo City and Maslog, Eastern Samar.

My heart goes out to the indigenous people,” Kabayan Noli admits, “because their homes are extremely far from their schools. Basic services barely reach them, so the problems in the city are nothing compared to what they have to endure.”

These are just the physical challenges that confront many young Filipino public schoolchildren in the countryside. Although the Department of Education is doing its best to help them, its efforts are hardly felt due in the remote communities.

This Kabayan documentary will demonstrate how the students - as well as their families and teachers -  despite the difficulties, continually strive to study in school to be able to learn and have a better life.

“Kabayan Reports: Gusto Kong Mag-aral” airs this Sunday (June 23) on ABS-CBN Sunday’s Best.” For updates, visit

Venus Raj Pregnant

Venus Raj Pregnant

Look at her face, her body, her tummy. Is beauty queen turned host-actress Venus Raj pregnant?

After this photo, taken during Shamcey Supsup and Lloyd Lee's engagement on Sunday, came out rumors about Raj's pregnancy started to circulate. Mostly wondering how it could happened when it fact she had long resigned from being Andrei Felix' girlfriend. 

Now, the question is: who is the culprit? 

Taylor Lautner Bench Photoshoot Video

Taylor Lautner Bench Photoshoot Video

As announced during a brief press conference yesterday, Taylor Lautner one of Hollywood's hottest young stars, proclaimed #2 among the sexiest men of 2010 by Glamour magazine, #4 on the most amazing bodies list by People magazine and one of the lead stars of the phenomenal "Twilight" series is the newest Global Benchsetter. As confirmed by Bench top honcho Ben Chan, Lautner will be arriving in Manila later this year for a series of BENCH/ events.

Watch below Lautner's behind the scene campaign advertisement photoshoot as handled by the renowned director Anthony Mandler, music director of Rihanna's "Diamonds", and the director of such acclaimed music videos of Taylor Swift's "I Knew You Were Trouble", Lana De Rey's "Ride", Nicki Minaj's "Starships", Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" and many, many more!




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